Buildings & Hours

Yale Library spaces and collections are open to current faculty, staff, and students  with permission to be on campus. Additional restrictions and requirements are noted in the library reopening FAQ. A valid ID with swipe access is required for entry. We regret that under current health and safety guidelines we cannot provide library access to other Yale affiliates.
Stairwell and Elevator to Bass Library on the North Side of Cross Campus
Mail to Yale University - Bass Library c/o Access Services
344 Winchester Avenue (Docks 7/8)
New Haven, CT 06511-1918
203-432-1874

Access

A valid Yale ID with activated swipe access is required for entry.

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
203-432-2972

Access

A valid Yale ID with activated swipe access is required for entry.

The reading room is open, by appointment only, with the same restrictions and requirements.

1080 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06520
203-432-2818

Access

Beginning June 1, 2021, the Yale Center for British Art Study Room and Reference Library will be open by appointment only to those with a valid Yale ID.

344 College Street
New Haven, CT 06511
203-432-0854

Access

The Classics Library is unstaffed and open only to graduate students and faculty in the Classics Department.

333 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06510
203-785-5354

Access

The Medical Library and 24/7 room are open to Yale and YNHH users. 

  • Access to special collections materials is by appointment only. Please use this link to make an appointment.
  • The Cushing Center is open to Yale and YNHH users beginning August 1, 2021.
Marquand Chapel, Sterling Divinity Quadrangle
409 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
203-432-5274

Access

The Divinity Library is open to Divinity School faculty, staff, and students, and other Yale ID holders at the discretion of the Divinity School. Contact Katherine.antos@yale.edu with requests for Divinity access. A valid ID with activated swipe is required for entry to the Divinity Library.

190 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511
203-432-2645

Access

A valid Yale ID with activated swipe access is required for entry.

Photograph of the front of the LWL
154 Main Street
Farmington, CT 06032
860-677-2140

Access

The Lewis Walpole Library is open by appointment only to Yale students, faculty and staff with a valid Yale ID who are authorized to be on campus. Masks are required in library spaces.

127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
203-432-1606

Access

The Law Library is temporarily closed until further notice.

Kline Tower
219 Prospect Street
Kline Tower, Concourse Level
New Haven, CT 06520
203-432-3300

Access

A valid Yale ID with activated swipe access is required for entry.

12 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
203-432-4179

Access

A valid Yale ID with activated swipe access is required for entry.

Sterling Memorial Library

Mail to Yale University - Sterling Memorial Library c/o Access Services
344 Winchester Avenue (Docks 7/8)
New Haven, CT 06511-1918
203-432-1775

Access

A valid Yale ID with activated swipe access is required for entry.

Manuscripts & Archives is open, by appointment only, with the same restrictions and requirements.